Fifth Grade Community Service Project Benefits Make-A-Wish Foundation

Fifth graders at Lura M. Sharp Elementary School in Pulaski wrote letters to Santa recently, but not to ask for presents for themselves.

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Fifth graders from Lura M. Sharp Elementary School wrote letters to Santa to benefit the local chapter of the Make-A-Wish Foundation.

Their letters were selfless acts to help benefit the Central New York Chapter of the Make-A-Wish Foundation through the Macy’s “Believe” Campaign.

For each letter received in the Macy’s “letters to Santa” mailbox located in each store, $1 will be donated to the local chapter of MAW, up to $1 million.

“My letter asked Santa to help all of the kids who are sick or have diseases get better,” one boy offered as the letters were collected for delivery to the store.

Every fifth grader from the school wrote a letter for the special cause, for a total of more than 80 letters collected.

Since 1985, the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Central New York has granted more than 1,500 wishes to children ages 2 ½ to 18 who are living with life-threatening medical conditions in the 15-county region it serves.

For more information, visit the chapter’s website at cny.wish.org or call (800) 846-WISH.